Starting from Scratch
See new paintings responding to discoveries made at some of the UKís key Palaeolithic sites.
Starting from Scratch is a series of fourteen works by artist Brian Graham, displayed in the Origins gallery alongside some of the Museumís finds from key sites in Kent.
The human occupation of Britain goes back perhaps over 800,000 years. Thousands of stone tools made by early people survive - often the only evidence of their presence.
Occasionally, human teeth and bones, charcoal and a few cut-marked animal bones add to the picture.
Originally from Poole Dorset, artist Brian Graham felt compelled to pay tribute to the vestiges of these Prehistoric peopleís achievements.
To create these works, Brian walked in the footsteps of these ancient peoples, examining every site.
This prehistoric pilgrimage took in a host of different locations including chalk and gravel pits, housing estates, business parks, railway stations, car parks, eroding cliff faces, limestone quarries, stalactite-rich caves, green and pleasant fields, granite chasms, waterlogged meadows and even an adventure park.
Represented by Hart Gallery, London since 1998 he has delivered several successful solo exhibitions for their Islington gallery, participated in many International Art Fairs including London, Nimes and Geneva and taken part in numerous group shows.
Nov 16 - Origins Lunchtime Talk: Starting from Scratch, with Brian Graham.